In recognition of the exceptional contributions and commitment of our employees, MRC Unit The Gambia will be organising 2015 Director’s Awards and Family Fun Day, on Saturday 5th December 2015.
The Diseases Control and Elimination Theme of MRC Unit The Gambia, has been awarded a subcontract grant of 74,847 US Dollars out of a total grant of 506.080 US Dollars awarded to a consortium by PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, through Radboud University in Netherlands.
MRC Unit The Gambia successfully hosted the 2nd International Fieldworkers’ Workshop from the 2nd – 4th November 2015. The aim of the workshop was to work collaboratively to develop a framework for a training curriculum for health research fieldworkers across Africa.
The second Midwifery Emergency Skills course and the third in a series of Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) courses were held at MRC Unit The Gambia, under the Vaccines and Immunity Theme, on the 11th and 12th November 2015.
“Congratulations to the laboratories, Unit’s leadership, members of the Quality Steering Group (QSG), and staff for their commitment and willingness to embrace the ISO 15189 standard and the Quality Management System (QMS) as part of their daily routine.”
The Nutrition Theme within MRC Unit The Gambia has been awarded £925,000 to study epigenetic mechanisms linking maternal pre-conceptional micronutrient supplementation with offspring health. The grant was awarded by the Newton Fund in a joint initiative funded by MRC UK, the Indian Department of Biotechnology and the UK Department for International Development.
Sponsored by MRC Unit The Gambia/MRC UK, INDEPTH Network and KEMRI- Wellcome Trust Research Programme; MRC Unit The Gambia will be hosting the 2nd international Fieldworkers’ workshop slated for 2nd to 4th November 2015.The broad objective of the workshop is to develop a framework for a generic Training Curiculum for Health Research Fieldworkers across Africa. […]
The Childhood TB Program of the Vaccines and Immunity Theme in collaboration with the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Programme (NLTP) of The Gambia recently won a competitive grant from the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).
In a ceremony attended by senior representatives of the Gambian Government, Religious and Traditional leaders, the MRC Unit, the Gambia on the 14th August 2015, signed a £50,000 agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), for the refurbishment of Basse major Health Centre’s Clinical Services.
On Monday 21 July 2015, the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia handed over the rehabilitated overhead Water Systems and Borehole to Fajikunda Major Health Centre.
New findings published in The Lancet reveal the changing burden of disease over more than 20 years on a global scale, including a fall in the number of deaths caused by pneumonia and measles in The Gambia.
There is no need to spray insecticide on walls for malaria control when people sleep under treated bed nets, according to new research published in The Lancet.